This is the third in a series using one of the ten angel sculptures by Bernini that can be found on the Ponte Sant'Angelo (the Bridge of Angels) in Rome. Spanning the Tiber River, each angel holds a symbol of Christ's suffering and death. The tenth angel along the bridge is the Angel Carrying the Lance. The lance is symbolic of the spear used by the solider to puncture Jesus’ side wounding his heart and confirming his death.
The inscription at the base of this angel is Vulnerasti cor meum: “Thou hast ravished my heart” (Song of Solomon 4:9) the song references the spear that was used to wound the heart of Christ. "Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck."
My Throne is Upon a Column measures unframed 16 x 20 inches and is an original oil on canvas, shown here with a heavy solid wood gold frame. It is available for purchase as an original oil on canvas and also as museum quality giclee prints.
The Bernini Angel Series.